O render thanks to God above

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1 O render thanks to God above,
The Fountain of eternal love,
Whose mercy firm through ages past
Has stood, and shall forever last.

2 Who can His mighty deeds express,
Not only vast but numberless?
What mortal eloquence can raise
His tribute of immortal praise?

3 Extend to me that favor, Lord,
Thou to Thy chosen dost afford;
When Thou return'st to set them free,
Let Thy salvation visit me.

4 O may I worthy prove to see
Thy saints in full prosperity,
That I the joyful choir may join,
And count Thy people's triumph mine.

5 Let Israel's God be ever blessed,
His Name eternally confessed:
Let all His saints, with one accord,
Sing loud Amens: praise ye the Lord.


Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #128

Text Information

First Line: O render thanks to God above
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, 1696, 1698
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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